Pandemic Reopening Plan

After thoughtful consideration and planning, and being deemed an essential service by the Walz Adminstration, American Indian OIC is now open by appointment only Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. We know the pandemic has caused immense economic …

Enrollment Session

Choosing a Program: During the enrollment session, students learn about Takoda complete an assessment, and register for their course of study. At that time, they must decide if they wish to be enrolled in one …

Good in the Hood Donates Healthy Snacks to Takoda Clients and Students!

Students are happy to have a hearty breakfast!

 

Our partners at Good in the Hood spent a day assembling 200 breakfast packs for our clients and students at Takoda. The packs included fruit cups, oatmeal, milk, fruit snacks, a cereal bar and cheese.

Our clients can’t always afford to bring a lunch during the day, which makes it tough to focus in class or in meetings with case managers.

As always, thank you, Good in the Hood!

Miigwech!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Takoda GED & ABE students gather

Students  regularly share their journey stories that they hope will inspire other adults who are in need of a GED, as well as the adults who have a diploma and want to go back to school but haven’t been in a school setting in a long time.

“Adults need to support themselves financially, yes, but find that without a GED, they are limited in the types of jobs that they can find and find that advancement and pay raises are impossible. Testing feels scary and being judged for what you should know but don’t know is an uncomfortable thought. I’m here to show you that you can and will do this! This team is rooting for your success! -Annessia Swann, Takoda GED Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Story: Linda

The story below was written by a client of Takoda Work’s SOAR program, which helps individuals with criminal histories gain skills and employment. The client’s name has been changed to protect their privacy. My name …

My Takoda Prep Story

Below is a piece written by a current Takoda Prep student:   Ava Criollo “Takoda Prep is somewhere that’s always made me feel very welcomed since the beginning and has been very convenient for me to get to. …

Why Takoda GED?

It’s true that many Metro-area schools and organizations offer no-cost GED preparation, but Takoda GED is unique. We’re flexible. Takoda GED is a drop-in program.  We don’t have traditionally scheduled classes with mandatory attendance.  This …

Jason’s Story

Jason found success at Takoda while taking advantage of the many resources available to him In a quick conversation with Takoda Institute graduate Jason, it’s clear how much ambition and perseverance he has to better …

December Career Fair

Meet over a dozen local employers at Takoda’s December Career Fair Friday, December 14th 12:00 PM–3:00 PM Connecting with local employers is as easy as walking in and introducing yourself. You’ll get a chance to stand …

Commitment to Success

If graduate John, has just one secret to success, it’s commitment. After completing the Takoda Institute’s nine-month Computer Support training program, he quickly landed a job as a computer support technician and in less than …

A Fresh Start

In June of 2016, Cory, a proud member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, graduated after successfully completing the Computer Support Program at Takoda Institute of Higher Education. Prior to Takoda Institute, Cory had …

Josh’s Success Story

Josh completed the Takoda Institute of Higher Education’s accredited Health Information and Patient Services Specialist occupational training program. Grants and scholarships fully covered his tuition, books, and fees. He was also provided with free job …